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RIV project still in trouble in AP (India)

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The ambitious rural e-Governance initiative of the Andhra Pradesh (AP), India, Rajiv Internet Village (RIV), project is still in trouble after the two year of its foundation.


The RIV project was predicted as a chain of computerised integrated citizen service centres aimed for providing electronically deliverable services to the rural areas in an efficient, reliable, transparent and integrated manner. There are 1500 RIV centres in the state and it is managed by unemployed rural youths with APOnline technology partner. Out of 94 RIVs in Krishna district, 24 have permanently pulled down. Sate Government has taken the control of RIVs from Youth Welfare department to the urban e-Seva. It is quite difficult to monitor e-Sevas work on Intranet and the RIVs on Internet. The monitoring officers are yet to be provided with computers having Internet access. According to Yugandhar, president of Krishna District Rural e-Seva Centres Association, currently we transacting only power bills and planning to go with transaction of BSNL bill also. 

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